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Best Realtor

Considered a master of the real estate biz, eight years-in-a-row,  Best of Taos winner Lisa Davis credits moving around a lot as a child as to why owning and caring for a home gave her …
Ruben Graham, master barber and owner of Johnny's Barber Shop, has a clientele list that goes back more than 20 years.

Best Barber

The main man at Johnny's Barber Shop is Ruben Graham — a craftsman with scissors and a razor, a barber's barber for more than 50 years. Not to mention, he's one of most genuinely pleasant …
Taos Pueblo Day School students line up to embrace Taos Milagro Rotary member Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo on May 16 after the club's meeting at the El Camino Lodge. Gallegos-Jaramillo donated her "Good News" collection winnings to Taos Pueblo Day School during the meeting.

Best Civic Organization

Society has created many competing distractions when it comes to literacy and to education on the whole. As a result, we do not reinforce reading among children or adults for the most part. Books …

Best Gallery

Rob Nightingale sits comfortably on an overstuffed couch in his gallery, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art on historic Kit Carson Road, and greets visitors in his relaxed and amiable manner. He prefers to …

That's so Taos

It's not unusual to see a local vehicle rolling along the streets covered in bumper stickers,  plastered with signs or some other art-inspired additions, but a fully handpainted bus and a half? …
From left to right The Cellar co-owner Lee Backer, co-owner Angelica Robinson, employees Audra Knutson, Charles Baston, David Sklarz and Paul Greenhaw.

Best Liquor Store

Taos' newest liquor store has quickly become its most popular. The Cellar features a vast selection of craft beers, wines and spirits with a very well-versed staff to help in the decision-making. The …
El Grupo Mezcal, the 19-time "Best of Taos" winner for Best Spanish Language Band or Performer, on stage during the Mother's Day concert at Kit Carson Park. Up front and center on lead vocals and guitar is Ernie Marquez.

Best Spanish Language Band or Performer

Once again, El Grupo Mezcal has been named the "Best Spanish Language Band or Performer" in The Taos News’ Best of Taos readers’ choice poll. The group has stood at the top …
Mary Jane's Home Cooking is one of the longest-operating food stands in Taos County.
Best roadside food stand

The food 'stands' alone

Food trucks, food carts, food stands — however you refer to the unassuming, yet delectable food outlets — were popular in Taos before they became trendy in larger cities across the country. And way before the term "taco trucks on every corner" became an anti-immigration meme.
State Farm Insurance agent Wanda Lucero (seated on right) and her staff
Best Insurance Company

Insuring Taos in many ways

Business, community and life all intertwine for Wanda Lucero and the State Farm insurance agency she has run for the past 15 years. Because of this, the Wanda Lucero Insurance Agency at 211 Kit Carson Road has been named Best of Taos 2017 — marking the eighth year in a row that she has been voted the top insurance agency in Taos County.

Best of Taos 2017

Best of Taos 2016

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